We had the good fortune of connecting with Victoria Noelle Vitanza and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Victoria Noelle, why did you pursue a creative career?
Simply because it’s a part of who I am, not just a career choice. The one thing I remember most about my upbringing is that my parents always encouraged our hobbies and creativity by showing constant support for our passions. From my younger years of sketching models in my note pad to eventually graduating onto more complex croquis drawings at FIT in Manhattan, I always knew my destiny was for fashion and style. My love for art transcribed into the world of Cosmetology during my early 20’s, thus following in the footsteps of my mother who was also a hair stylist for Vidal Sassoon during the 1980’s. I believe that if you enjoy what you do for work, you will never work a day in your life. There is not a day that goes by that I forget to show my appreciation of my teachings from past mentors by showing it within the work and service I provide for my clientele. For them, it’s a gorgeous fresh look. For me, its a satisfaction that takes me to that same feeling of passion I had as a child.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’d say I’m most proud of my dedication to the craft. It is an ever-changing industry and as overwhelming as it may seem at times, you have to stay consistent. Education is so imperative in this field otherwise you will get left behind with the trends. As an independent stylist my specialties right now are sun-kissed blondes, dimensional brunettes, on-set styling and bridal/event glam. I’m coming up on 8 years since I started this journey, and I’m excited to see where the future takes me.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Some of my favorite touristy spots are Balboa Park, Belmont Amusement Park, Sunset Cliffs, Coronado and La Jolla Cove. If you want to get out of town I always recommend Julian for a warm slice of apple pie. My favorite restaurants are Piacero Mio, Andre’s, Pueblo, Shogun, Rustic Root, Poki One N Half, Cafe Sevilla, Kebob Shop and Sabuku. As for nightlife I like Punch Bowl Social, Trailer Park After Dark, Coin-Op or KaiRoa. If you have a sweet tooth I highly recommend Rose Donuts, Gelato Verro Caffe, Azucar and Meshuggah Shack.